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Monday, August 30, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I spent a wonderfully relaxing Sunday in the sewing room.

Not really anything on my design wall. It is on my cutting table instead. But I just had to sew one block together to see what it will look like. This one is being made as a Christmas gift but I believe it may be hard to give away.


There will be other Irish Chain blocks that are pinks and white. I haven't started cutting the pink fabric yet. This is really the first quilt I have made sewing strips together and then cutting them. I am amazed by how much faster it is than cutting each piece separately.

Looking for new quilting ideas. Visit Design Wall Monday at Judy L's Patchwork Times.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

21 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the layout for this!! When they came up with strip piecing it was like a gift from God wasn't it??

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  2. Oh, this is going to be gorgeous!

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  3. Oh my, I'm going to fall in love with this one Vivian, that is going to be beautiful!

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  4. I love the colours you have chosen, they are similar to a quilt I made recently.. look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  5. Irish Chains go together really well with strip piecing if you are using two colors - do it with scraps and it takes three times as long! This project looks like it will be lovely.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  6. How beautiful. Orange is my favorite color, but green is a CLOSE second!

    I would have a hard time giving that one away, too, lol.

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  7. that's going to be just lovely.

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  8. Beautiful - I can see why you'd have a hard time parting with it!

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  9. I want to see this when you finish. I am thinking it will be gorgeous!

    glen

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  10. Isn't strip-piecing great? I try to use this technique whenever possible. And if you can strip piece then you can make a bargello quilt. This is going to be striking.

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  11. I love the roses in the centers. It is going to be a lovely quilt.

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  12. What beautiful fabric. I have never done an Irish Chain but the idea of strip piecing sounds really good. I may have to give that a try.

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  13. Oh so pretty! Roses are my favourite flower.

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  14. I don't like pink unless it is mixed with green and your quilt I do indeed like. I want to see it finished.

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  15. Very very pretty. That is such a fabulous floral.

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  16. Lovely Irish Chain. They are so fun to make and look more complicated than they really are.

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  17. Oh I can't wait to see this one done! Those are so my favorite colors!

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  18. The colors you are using say "SOFT" to me, soft and pretty.

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